Message from a Raid Leader
I wanted to share something that just happened in my group this week as a message to every raider out there that is committed to your raid team. Our offtank has been with the group now for about a year, and has been an excellent addition to the team. He has shown his dedication by consistently showing up on time, prepared, and with the attitude that we are going to kill bosses. He keeps the mood light and fun, and is just overall a great person to be around.
On Tuesday this week, mid fight he announces that his monitor just went blank and won’t turn on again. Eventually he is able to get it back on, but it keeps cutting out every few minutes. We try to talk him through some possible issues, but at the end of the day, the monitor was just busted. We know the offtank just lost his job a month ago and was in a tough spot for money as it is, so we started to worry if we were going to lose him for a while until he got a new monitor.
Come to find out that during one of the brief moments the monitor was on, one of my veteran raiders managed to get his home address. That raider then went to tigerdirect and got a new monitor sent to the offtank’s house. It just arrived today.
The moral of this story is that this should be a message to the world out there that we are not just a group of nerdy basement dwellers playing some stupid game. We are real people who forge real friendships over the years. I have to honestly say that I am proud to be a part of a team that cares about each other not only in game, but IRL as well. This is a thank you to all raiders out there who make your individual teams succeed.
A Grateful Raid Leader